Kenneth Peach Sr.
There's arguably no better way to put across the vast breadth of cinematographer Kenneth Peach's career than to frame it with the first and next-to-last credits on his resume. He began things in 1933 with some uncredited work on the original "King Kong" movie and wrapped up his career with 59 episodes of the beloved ABC sitcom "Taxi" (from '80 to '83). His work in '50s television was fairly nondescript but led in the following decade to repeat assignments on more high-profile programs such as "Lassie" and "The Outer Limits". But it really wasn't until "Rhoda", starring Valerie Harper, that Peach's unlikely career fully took off; for that program, he shot 84 episodes. Peach also found time to shoot some family entertainment in the form of the NBC drama "The New Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" ('68-'69) and "H.R. Pufnstuf", the beloved Marty Krofft-Sid Krofft creation launched in 1969. Peach's final credit was "Back Together", the '84 Paul Provenza comedy-fantasy TV movie.